Ballard Locks Tour

What to expect
  • Experience the second most visited tourist attraction of Seattle for yourself -- the Ballard Locks
  • Allow your trusty tour guide to paddle you through the scenic Shilshole Bay
  • Keep your eyes peeled for seals, sea lions, osprey, and great herons
  • End your journey by lounging on the beautiful beach
Why go to the Ballard Locks when you can go through it? With Ballard Kayak, you’ll have the opportunity to embark on a scenic adventure like no other, taking on Seattle’s second most popular tourist attraction!

Your knowledgeable tour guide will paddle you through the iconic Shilshole Bay, where you’ll see an impressive array of local wildlife such as seals, sea lions, osprey, and great herons!

Then, you’ll enter the historic Hiram M. Chittenden (Ballard) Locks. As the 30 ton gates of the “water elevator” shut behind you, you’ll look up to see other tourists watching you with envy as you gently rise to Lake Union’s water level. You’ll also get to see Seattle’s largest mega yachts and the infamous Deadliest Catch Boats!

To end your unforgettable journey, you’ll be taken back downstream to the calming Shilshole Bay Marina where you can laze around on the beach!

Note: The tour is family-friend and beginner paddlers are welcome. Snacks are included as well.
Key Highlights
Price $60.00 per guest
Duration / Session 3 hours
# Sessions 1
Cancellation notice must be provided at least 24 hours in advance in order to receive a full refund.

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